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kale
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100% organically grown to this healthy and gargantuan state as a result of daily care and love on my part.

Yup. Nope. That's what I'd like to say, but I had nothing to do with it thriving like this. 100% neglect is all I contributed to its life. No water, no compost, no love, not even a sideways glance. I didn't even know that it was surviving until I walked out into the garden a couple of days ago.

The only reason why I know its genus is due to the fact that it's growing from the planter where I recall "planting" the seeds a few seasons ago.

Didn't want good greens to go to waste, so I harvested a few stalks this morning and cooked them up for breakfast.

It was like no other kale I've ever eaten. Tender, sweet, green and flavorful. So tasty that I forgot to season it at all. It didn't have any of the bitterness or toughness associated with kale. The mature leaves can get really chewy, like Tyvek (Fedex envelope material). I usually consume it because I know it's good for me, but I don't always enjoy it. But this was such a delicious surprise that it made me want to give the remaining plant a better home.

But then again, if it ain't broke don't fix it, K.

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1 comments

  1. Good for you.
    Kale is a beautiful vegetable.
    I love it, too.

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